All About Agoutis

All About Agoutis

Species Description Agoutis are rodents in the genus Dasyprocta, which consists of 12 known species found throughout Central and South America. These small mammals may grow up to 2.5 feet long and weigh up to 13 pounds [1]. Their fur comes in many shades of orange,...
Freshwater Species of the Amazon

Freshwater Species of the Amazon

In addition to harboring high levels of terrestrial biodiversity, the Amazon basin also contains the largest share of freshwater species in the world due to the immense size of the basin and the variety of aquatic habitat available [1]. Freshwater species in the...
Amazon Night Sky

Amazon Night Sky

A streetlight flickers on and off by my window at varying intervals, dimming out slowly with an orange glow. Having moved to Detroit from central Virginia, I’m discovering the differences between living in a semi-rural environment and city dwelling. One change is how...
Cloud Forests

Cloud Forests

Cloud forests: how magical they sound! I picture tall trees swirling with clouds, or perhaps trees floating on clouds…My curiosity has percolated long enough that I simply must find out about these forests. As I learn about the many rainforest ecosystems and their...